LAW 4081

LAW 4081

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course will introduce students to the law and practice of international human rights. Students will think critically about the effectiveness of the international human rights system by examining its successes, failures, and dilemmas in preventing and responding to human rights abuse. Topics covered include the origins of international human rights; the role of international, regional, and domestic institutions and actors in enforcing human rights; critiques of the human rights movement; challenges encountered in human rights advocacy; and the relationship of the United States to the international system for the protection of human rights. The course will also explore issues such as the immigration, the death penalty, gender justice, climate change, global poverty, racism and xenophobia, and responses to mass atrocities. Throughout this interactive course, students will have frequent opportunities to step into the shoes of a human rights advocate and work individually and with their classmates to address simulated human rights problems.

When Offered Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: undergraduates.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GOVT 3087

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17244 LAW 4081   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person